Plane Finder - Flight Tracker

Plane Finder - Flight Tracker

By pinkfroot limited

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2009-11-03
  • Current Version: 9.4.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 50.19 MB
  • Developer: pinkfroot limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 1,447 Ratings


Plane Finder tracks planes in real time around the world. Watch live moving planes on a worldwide map or use the camera AR view to ID planes above you. You can even play back past flights – all the way back to 2011. The Plane Finder app launched in 2009 and was the first live flight tracking app - today there are millions of happy users all over the world. Plane Finder has been top rated and top ranking since 2009 and covers most of the world, tracking 12,000+ planes simultaneously. Search by flight number, place name, airport, airline and aircraft or browse the map. (You can choose Apple or Google maps too!). Simply tap a plane to see detailed flight and aircraft information including photographs or tap an airport to see live arrivals and departures boards. Use Augmented Reality (AR) view to identify planes overhead using your device camera. 23 different plane markers are included and airline logos are displayed next to planes for easy identification. Custom alerts are unlimited and free to use, so you can take a break from watching the air traffic and let the app notify you when a plane is in the air or nearby. Powerful and unlimited custom filters are also free to use. You can create, save and name as many filters as you need for quick access to the planes you are interested in. Add and browse bookmarks to saved locations around the globe to quickly navigate to areas or airports of interest. Handoff is supported too! If you prefer a list view of planes to the map view, use the sortable List View. You can also rearrange the table columns for ease of use. Watch your previous flights - all the way back to April 2011! Use playback to replay holiday flights, diversions, major incidents etc. You can also easily see the effects of storms, ATC strikes, volcanic ash clouds and more. Or just relax and use playback to view the flow of air traffic through the day. FAA US and NATS UK aviation charts are available as an in app purchase as a visual alternative to standard maps. Plane Finder has been featured by Gizmodo, CNN, GMA, BBC, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, CNET, Wired, GQ Magazine and many more. We have millions of happy users and Plane Finder is regularly updated with innovative new features. Our support team always listen to and reply to feedback. At a glance our worldwide coverage includes - • Europe 95% - realtime • North America – 100% via slightly US delayed data – Nationwide realtime ADS-B network in place and capturing 95% of ADS-B equipped aircraft • Rest of World – Excellent coverage in Australia, New Zealand, Central America, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Dubai, India, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Maldives, Mauritius, Singapore, Hong Kong and many more countries Important Note: Plane Finder works by picking up real time ADS-B and MLAT signals used by aircraft to transmit positional data to land based receivers. This technology is faster than traditional radar and is used for air traffic control and navigation. ADS-B is not used by all airlines or aircraft, however this is changing and the number of aircraft tracked by ADS-B is increasing all of the time. Traditional radar type data in real time is also included for North America. Disclaimer: The use of the information presented using Plane Finder is strictly limited to pursuing enthusiast activities (i.e. for entertainment purposes), which specifically exclude any activities that might endanger yourself or the lives of others. Under no circumstances will the developer of this application be held responsible for incidents resulting from the use of the data or its interpretation or its use contrary to this agreement.



  • Great

    By communicating
    Fantastic app. Love to see an expected inbound flight or to follow a loved one's travels.
  • Keeps me constantly admiring the technology supporting this Appointment..

    By ulev
    Residing under the flight path to Ord runway 270, Allows me to observe lining up of aircraft for ORD. The flight tracks are observable across the world... Yes, gates are not revealed, but security's concerns are predominate.... What I find of interest are the flights that have no information from / to or aircraft #'s...curious....
  • Love it.

    By omgsghsleepover
    As a child I would always stare at planes and wonder, "Where are they going? Who is on that plane? I wonder what their life is like". Now I pull open this app, it tells me what kind of plane it is, where it's going, when it's going to land, how high it is, all kinds of other fun things. Endless entertainment for a kid obsessed with planes.
  • Fun, helpful app

    By Kititis
    Great App! Usually spot on, but when it does glitch it's a royal pain, thank goodness that doesn't happen often. Fun to watch, and very helpful when you need to check the status of a flight. My husband is a cab driver, so when he has someone flying in, I will track the flight so he doesn't have to wait very long. Just recently I downloaded the Control Tower app, so now I can watch the flights come & go while listening to ATC & the Pilot/Co-Pilot talking back & forth. If you enjoy watching planes & are curious about a plane you see flying... Then this is the App for you!
  • Lack Of information

    By Anonimow
    Very bad Information about some flighs in my Country. Nacional flighs for LATAM inside Colombia doesnt shows origin an destinación . LATAM is One Of the largest airlines in South America and this failure is unadmisible
  • I'm so disappointed

    By Insanityboss
    I really thought this app was going to be amazing but it's not honestly it gives you information you really don't care about like what days the plane gets used an where it has been all that crap but it doesn't tell you the gate it's going to an leaving from ,I search for flights all the time an it can't find it I have to create an alert just to wait for them to find it then when it finds the flight you click on it an then boom it losses it again this has happened to me so often I really regret buying this app I so wish I didn't you have free apps out there like flight view that's better an it even tells you the gate or you can use Google assistant to find it or Google now SMH don't buy this app you will regret it trust me
  • Update Failed & Now Won't Download

    By Expletive-Deleted
    The update that became available some time ago failed on my Apple TV. Now the app will not download on any of my devices.
  • Meh

    By nearlycanadian
    Has gone down hill used to be a great app not any more and support is lack lustre
  • Great

    By Gettin Slim
    If you like watching planes, you'll love this app.
  • Why did I pay for this?

    By holddown1
    Inaccurate and unintuitive to use. On several occasions it was unable to track a flight.